PC Operating Systems

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PC Operating Systems by Mind Map: PC Operating Systems

1. Windows 7

1.1. Pros:

1.1.1. 1

1.1.1.1. Canonical still has a chance to beat Microsoft in releasing a PC operating system on this new form factor

1.1.1.1.1. extermely easy to use for a basic installation

1.1.2. 2

1.1.2.1. Booting from the installation disc works exactly like expected

1.1.2.1.1. 34.7 seconds

1.2. Cons:

1.2.1. 1

1.2.1.1. full PC OS, Unity by default also has the foundation and potential to hit the iPad where it hurts:

1.2.1.1.1. no added benefit

1.2.2. 2

1.2.2.1. cannot actually use the computer as a computer

1.2.2.1.1. ter 3 boots, the lack of a decent boot cache slows down startup considerably

2. Mac OS X

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. 1

2.1.1.1. Mac to the installation media (assuming the Operating System is not already installed) is very simple

2.1.1.1.1. pretty speedy, but this is a great speed increase.

2.1.2. 2

2.1.2.1. 16.3 second

2.1.2.1.1. Easier to use for the non technical

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. 1

2.2.1.1. Less support. You have to goto Apple for all your hardware problems

2.2.1.1.1. Pretty much no games for it

2.2.2. 2

2.2.2.1. Less hardware choices than Windows

2.2.2.1.1. More complex than Windows due to its UNIX base

3. Ubuntu 10.10

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. 1

3.1.1.1. Booting from the CD/DVD drive works like a charm and presents and attractive selection to either try Ubuntu, or simply Install Ubuntu

3.1.1.1.1. 18.7 seconds

3.1.2. 2

3.1.2.1. Ubuntu is that you get to have a useful, operational Operating System while you are installing it to your hard drive

3.1.2.1.1. Can run more than a few windows programs

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. 1

3.2.1.1. Adding additional partitions can limit how much space is used for Music, Videos, or by Users home directories.

3.2.1.1.1. Somewhat difficult to install on a separate partition without a disc

3.2.2. 2

3.2.2.1. Sometimes confusing to new users

3.2.2.1.1. Less software than Windows, but still a good amount

4. Chromium OS

4.1. Pros:

4.1.1. 1

4.1.1.1. The fastest option available

4.1.1.1.1. Completely different from other OS

4.1.2. 2

4.1.2.1. Most of the changes are required also for building Chrome as 64-bit executable

4.1.2.1.1. Takes seconds to boot

4.2. Cons:

4.2.1. 1

4.2.1.1. Will (at least temporary) create different implementations for NaCl in Chrome on different OS

4.2.1.1.1. Very early stage of development

4.2.2. 2

4.2.2.1. At least one more process present in the system - the sandbox broker

4.2.2.1.1. Only available as source code at the moment

5. Operating System Definition

5.1. collection of software that directs a computer's operations, controlling and scheduling the execution of other programs manging storage input/output and communication resources